Posts Tagged: hot pot

hello Sunday!

the everyday 1the everyday collageI was planning on spending the long weekend making a huge dent on our to-do list. However, the last few days in Vancouver have been filled with sunshine and warm weather. So instead of working away on our computers, we’ve been enjoying icy beverages, open windows and skirts with bare legs and open toe sandals! Dare I say, that SUMMERRRRR is almost here!?

Looking back at my instagrams, we sure saw a lot of the city this past week! We finally made it to the Pie Shoppe and Harvest to visit friends and of course, to eat pie! We skated shuffled at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena for a media event, went for daily walks in our neighbourhood, shopped at the Vancouver Farmers Market, drank flat whites at Nelson the Seagull, read the most recent issue of Gather, and enjoyed hot pot with friends.

How was your Easter? Hope everybody had a chance to enjoy some warm weather and soak in some sun!

cooking :: chinese hot pot

chinese hot pot 1chinese hot pot 2chinese hot pot 3chinese hot pot 4chinese hot pot 5chinese hot pot 6To celebrate Chinese New Year, we invited a few friends over for Chinese hot pot, or as some call it, Chinese fondue. For those unfamiliar with the term, hot pot is basically table top cooking where you place a pot of broth on a portable cooker in the middle of the table along with dishes of meat, tofu, and vegetables. The shared pot of broth is kept simmering while you place thin slices of meat, vegetables, tofu, fish balls, dumplings, noodles, etc in the pot to cook. Each person is given a mini ladle to help scoop out the items into your bowl.

The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce that can be enjoyed on its own or poured over rice. Oh, and it’s all about the sauce! I’ve been told that the best mixture is fresh ginger, green onion, chili, garlic, and soy sauce, but the options are endless. Try adding shallot sauce, hoisin, oyster sauce, and / or fresh cilentro!

All items were purchased from T&T supermarkets, but can be found at any asian grocery.